TF1 Group and Orange sign a new global distribution agreement
TF1 Group and Orange announce the signature of a new global distribution
agreement. This agreement reinstates distribution by Orange of all TF1 group
channels, and of the non-linear services associated with the channels. It
cements the partnership between the two companies, creating value by providing
an enhanced service across all screens for Orange's TV customers. It also
allows Orange's TV customers to enjoy innovative functionalities around TF1
- extended catch-up windows for programmes on MYTF1
- programmes premiered ahead of TV broadcast
- innovative, advanced functionalities that will enable Orange to launch new
- two new channels (TF1 + 1, TMC +1) available from the start of the 2018
- screening in 4K UHD of event programming such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Russia, the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup and Formula 1 Grands Prix)
The partnership is accompanied by enhancements to the TFOUMax on-demand kids
service and the renewal of the distribution agreements for the TV Breizh,
Ushuaia TV and Histoire channels, four services that lie at the heart of
Orange's Family TV offer.
Finally, Orange and the TF1 group have agreed to work together to develop
targeted, enhanced advertising solutions on the TF1 services distributed on
The MYTF1 service, suspended by TF1 on 1 February 2018, will once again be
available to Orange subscribers from Monday 12 March.
Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of
41 billion euros in 2017 and 152,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2017,
including 93,000 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a
total customer base of 273 million customers worldwide at 31 December 2017,
including 211 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband
customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication
services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan "Essentials2020"
which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of
allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its
new generation networks.
Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock
Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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About TF1 Group
TF1 is the leading private-sector free-to-air broadcaster in France. It
broadcasts five complementary free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 SERIES
FILMS and LCI)(3), which together had an average 32.1% share of the key "women
under 50 purchasing decision-makers" target audience in 2016.
This positioning is strengthened by the Group's constant adaptation to new ways
of consuming content. So TF1 is adding a high-powered digital dimension to its
channels. It is also offering exclusive digital content and video-on- demand in
order to reach all audiences on all platforms.
The Group screens the following high-quality theme channels on p ay-TV to meet
special interest demand: TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub (50%
TF1's sales house offers advertisers the combined benefits of access to its
massmarket television channels and to personal digital media. It also sells
advertising space on independent radio stations and numerous websites.
In conjunction with its core business, the TF1 group is present in the
production and distribution of content relating to its own channels. The main
aim of taking a majority stake in Newen was to accelerate the international
expansion of production and distribution.
Finally, the TF1 group has created a large range of complementary businesses in
key areas such as home shopping, licences, board games, music and entertainment
As a media group, TF1 is aware of its responsibilities and is engaged in
high-quality dialogue with all its stakeholders in order to enhance
transparency and continually improve its practices.
(1) LCI has been free-to-air since 5 April 2016.
(2) Médiamétrie - Target: women under 50 purchasing decision-makers (W<50PDM).
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